"The Freeman's Journal" January 1924.
The late Mr. Michael
Mr. Governey Dead.
Outstanding Figure in Irish Public Life
A prominent figure in the political and commercial life
of the country has passed away in the person of Mr. Michael
Governey, Carlow. A native of Ballylinan, Co. Laois. Mr.
Governey was an ardent supporter of Parnell and later of Mr.
John Redmond, particularly during the Convention of 1917 of
which he was a member. Some years ago he was favoured as
Parliamentary representative of the County of Carlow, but he
withdrew in favour of Mr. Walter McMurrough Kavanagh.
for many years Chairman on the Carlow County and Urban
Councils and was held in respect by all sections of the
community. With Monsignor Ryan of Tipperary he was appointed
co-trustee of the National Volunteers at the time of their
formation in 1915. In former years he was a staunch friend
of the farmers in their fight against landlordism.
Governey ranked among Ireland's leading manufacturers and
owned one of the finest boot factories in the country. He
held a seat on the directorate of the D.W.D. Co. He left
behind a very young family of 5 boys and 3 girls. About 18
years ago Mr. Governey was married for the second time to
Miss Brodie, daughter of the late Colonel Brodie and sister
of Rev. Wilfrid Brodie, C.P., St Paul's Retreat, Ilkley,
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